Here’s a delicious and easy cucumber salsa recipe in which to use all those healthy cucumbers and tomatoes you are growing in your backyard organic garden. Use with organic chips or cut-up organic veggies such as celery, carrots, etc. Great for backyard get-togethers, office lunches, family reunions and summer picnics. Enjoy!
RELATED: 22 Health Benefits of Cucumbers
Crisp Cucumber Salsa Recipe
Yield 2-1/2 cups
2 cups finely chopped seeded peeled organic cucumber
1/2 cup finely chopped seeded organic tomato
1/4 cup chopped organic red onion
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and chopped
4-1/2 tsp minced fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
1/4 c reduced-fat sour cream (can substitute Green Yogurt)
1-1/2 tsp lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp seasoned Himalayan salt
Optional: Add a can of organic black beans (drained) and/or organic avocado.
When available, use organic ingredients. Thoroughly wash all veggies. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin and seasoned salt. Pour over cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately with veggies or organic chips.
1/4 cup of salsa equals 16 calories
- Be sure to seed the cucumber. You may end up with watery salad, if you skip this tip.
- To make seeding easy, halve cucumbers lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the pulpy centers.
- Crisp Cucumber Salsa is an excellent topping for simple grilled salmon.
- Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face and eyes.
Originally published as Crisp Cucumber Salsa in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p52
Salsa Photo – Taste of Home
†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Oasis Advanced Wellness/OAWHealth does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Oasis Advanced Wellness/OAWHealth are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician of choice.